Beyond Limits – Part 4

And finally:

The autumn colours in the gardens at Chatsworth were stunning. The Beyond Limits exhibition couldn’t have had a better backdrop.

Obviously, I couldn’t resist taking some photos…

There were lots more sculptures that I haven’t shown you. If you’re interested in seeing them, the pictures are here.

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Beyond Limits – Part 3

The Good News:

Last year, for me, one the highlights of the Beyond Limits exhibition was this piece, Autumn Reflection, by Zadok Ben-David. From a distance it looked like a stylised tree, but on closer inspection we discovered that it was made entirely from small metal figures.

So it was good news to discover […]

Beyond Limits – Part 2

Some more pictures from Beyond Limits at Chatsworth. Two very different pieces from husband and wife Fran├žois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne.

Pomme de New Yorkby Claude Lalanne

This would look lovely in any light, at any time of year, but there was something very fitting about this giant golden windfall amongst all the autumn leaves.

Le […]

Beyond Limits – Part 1

Beyond Limits is Sotheby’s annual selling exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture and I’m pleased to see that it seems to have become established as an annual event at Chatsworth.

The selling aspect of the exhibition targets a very select audience. You know the old saying: if you need to ask how much it is, […]

Random Overheard Conversation no 2

Small boy: Are we really looking for love?

His Mother: Yes we are.

Small boy: Where is it?

His Mother: We’ll have to find out.

Small boy: What does it look like? I don’t know what love looks like*. Are we really looking for love?

His Mother: Yes we’re really looking for love.

Much later, […]

Random Overheard Conversation 1

Small girl: What is it?

Mother: It’s called 216.5 degrees.

Small girl: What does that mean?

Mother: Well, a circle has 360 degrees, but this isn’t a whole circle. It’s just part of it.

There is a very long pause. The small girl puts on her best Deep Thought face and considers this information.

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